The Dallas Cowboys have, for the past few months, been interested in Seahawks safety Earl Thomas. The Seattle Seahawks [VIDEO] have leverage in this deal because they want something in return for him as they rebuild their team.

Weeks before the NFL Draft, the Seahawks came out and said they wanted a first-round Draft Pick for Earl Thomas. No one was going to give up a first-round draft pick to a 28-year-old safety who wanted a bigger salary.

Don't get me wrong, I think Earl Thomas [VIDEO] is one of the best safeties in the league and was an All-Pro, but his best years are behind him and he’s no more than a two-year rental.

He is a player that you want there to teach the younger guys, on the team, the system he learned in Seattle.

Former Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard coached Earl Thomas and the Legion of Boom in his days with Seattle. Richard is now the assistant defensive coordinator for the Cowboys and adding Thomas to the mix would bode well for the Cowboys young secondary.

What happens to the trade during the draft?

During the draft, there were rumors that the Cowboys were looking to send the Seahawks a draft pick to retrieve Earl Thomas. Many people believed this would work out because the Seahawks didn’t hold second and third-round picks this draft.

When the draft finished up and the trade didn’t fall through, everyone wondered where things went wrong.

Seattle ended up trading with the New England Patriots to receive a third-round pick instead of the Cowboys, so eventually, the Seahawks didn’t like what they were hearing from Dallas.

Shan Shariff of 105.3 The Fan tweeted after the draft, "While the Cowboys were on the clock, they offered the Seahawks their third-round pick but Seattle never responded to Dallas".

The Cowboys after not getting an answer they turned in their card to select wide receiver Michael Gallop from Colorado State.

Basically, the Cowboys were willing to trade their third-round pick to Seattle but the Seahawks felt a third wasn’t enough to finalize the deal.

How will the Earl Thomas situation be solved?

As of right now, no one knows what to expect.

This is one of those situations that will probably play out all the way until training camp begins. Thomas publicly stated he will not report unless he is given a long-term deal.

Seattle is not looking to give Thomas a new deal if they were they wouldn’t be so open to trade him even though they denied the reports. We do know Thomas wants to play for his hometown team if the Seahawks decide to move on. As Cowboys fans, all we can do is wait and see, but we do know if the chips fall in place we are getting one hell of a player for the Dallas Cowboys.